Past Leaders Look To The Future:
THE PAST CHAIRS OF THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION LOOK TO THE AGENCY’S FUTURE
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street (between Fifth & Sixth Avenues)
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Nearly 50 years ago the New York City Landmarks Law was passed and the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) was established. In the years since, the LPC has become an integral part of the city’s administration with the Commission’s Chairs at the helm, charged with safeguarding the city’s historic, aesthetic, and cultural heritage. Before long a new Chair will join their ranks.
You are invited to a panel discussion with the past Chairs of the LPC to explore the challenges and responsibilities facing the next Chair and the leadership required to help the agency navigate the future. The panel will include Beverly Moss Spatt, Kent Barwick, Gene Norman, Laurie Beckelman, Jennifer Raab, and Sherida Paulsen, and will be moderated by Liz McEnaney, who is currently interviewing the former Chairs as part of a large-scale oral history initiative undertaken by the New York Preservation Archive Project. Join us in a reflection upon administering nearly 50 years of the Landmarks Law and a look forward to the new Chair’s role in shaping the future of preservation in New York City.
This event is free but space is limited.
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Co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project, Historic Districts Council, the Fine Arts Federation, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, and The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York. This program is part of NYC Landmarks50, the multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York City’s Landmarks Law.